3 Fun Facts About Marco!

Marco Island, Florida is more than just a gorgeous location – we also have a rich history spanning generations! We thought it might be fun to share a few of our favorite facts about our Floridian oasis. Keep reading to learn more! 

Key Marco Cat

One of the more famous (and fascinating) facts about Marco Island, Florida, is that Native Americans were the first to make this island home. Known to historians as the Calusa tribe, they lived here for thousands of years! The Key Marco Cat was discovered in 1896 and is a stunning display of Native American skill that gives us incredible insight into the past, and is described as “one of the finest pieces of Pre-Columbian Native American art ever discovered in North America.” We strongly encourage a visit to the Marco Island Historical Museum on your visit to learn more about the first people to inhabit the place we now call home, as well as the Key Marco Cat.


The Key Marco Cat, photo courtesy of SmithsonianMag.com

Ranked 3rd

A little-known fact about beautiful Marco Island is that we are consistently placed on lists of the top United States islands! On CNtraveler.com, we proudly sit in the #3 spot. Resting peacefully in southwestern Florida, we’re so delighted to reach the tops of lists such as these. See for yourself why Marco Island is often ranked in the top 10 of the United States’ best islands!


Gorgeous Cape Marco Beach in Marco Island, Florida

10,000 Islands

Marco Island is one of Florida’s famous 10,000 islands! Developed in the mid-1900s by three brothers (the Mackle brothers), Marco is the largest and the only developed island. Taking a day trip around the 10,000 islands comes highly recommended by many Florida travelers, as the nature is simply dazzling! We’re honored to be a part of this gorgeous place and can’t recommend exploring enough! 



These few facts are just a small selection of the history and interesting facts here in Marco Island. We are so lucky to call this wonderful place home and know you will enjoy your stay here as much as we adore living here!


Be sure to book now and soak up as much Marco Island as you can.


About Beachtree

Beachtree Properties specializes in personalized guest stays at several leisure vacation destinations across the United States, including Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Molokai, Hawaii, Marco Island, Florida, and Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. The collection of inns and small hotels provides travelers unique experiences. Our management values local character recognizes the individuality of each property and ensures well-appointed accommodations, quality amenities and friendly staff in convenient locations and relaxed atmospheres. For more information, please visit BeachtreeProperties.com.